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Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

Doha (AMN) – The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month-old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is as long as Saudi […]

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Pakistan – Why the US Allied Rogue Nuclear State is Far Worse than Korea

Islamabad (GPA) – While US President Donald Trump has been threatening world stability over North Korea’s weapons program, he has only paid the traditional lip service to the US backed nuclear rogue – Pakistan. While the whole world watches the Trump regime’s ongoing escalation towards the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), the western media […]

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China: Indian Soldiers Pulling Out of the Disputed Doklam Border Region

Beijing (TeleSUR) – China said it was “pleased” that India had agreed to remove their troops, but Chinese troops will “continue to patrol on the Chinese side” of the region. On Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying confirmed that Indian troops were pulling away from the long-disputed Doklam boundary. “India and China have maintained diplomatic communication in […]

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India Faces Growing Pressure over Kashmir

Kashmir (SCF) – International pressure on India to resolve the festering Kashmir conflict is likely to increase in the coming months. The situation in the Kashmir Valley, the epicenter of a powerful Pakistan-backed armed insurgency against the Indian state since 1990 and the main bone of contention in the India and Pakistan territorial dispute, has deteriorated […]

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Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, […]

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After First Indian ICBM Test, China Pledges Help for Pakistan

(GPA) Beijing – Following India’s first test of their first inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Agni-V, China has pledged more support to Pakistan in building their own nuclear deterrents. An op-ed was published yesterday in the Global Times, an English-language, Chinese publication aligned with the communist party of China that warns India to “cool it’s […]

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93 Journalists Killed in 2016, Mexico Still Among Most Deadly

(teleSUR) A media watchdog said while the number of media staff killed is lower than in 2015, threats against reports are reaching worrying levels all over the world. At least 93 journalists and media staff were killed in 2016 around the world as a direct result of their work, the International Federation of Journalists has […]